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If you could Ask One Question what would it be?

By on Nov 5, 2010 | NONPROFIT-FUNDRAISING

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Blackbaud’s conference for nonprofits is a few days away. As the conference nears I’m getting ready for an exciting session focused on the use of social media in the non-profit sector, but I need YOUR help

(make sure to read the whole post).

Blackbaud Conference for NonprofitsWe’ve got an amazing group of speakers lined up. Some I’ve known for a while and others I’m just getting to know. It’s evident that each of them cares about making a difference in the world through the work they do each and every day. I’m grateful they’ve decided to join us for this session.

In true “Ignite” style, each presenter will have five minutes to present 20 slides about their nonprofit programs, initiatives and the ways they’ve seen nonprofits from around the world use social media to make a difference. After each of the speakers present’s I’ll be moderating a discussion with them focused on helping nonprofits understand how they can use social media for social good.

The session will feature:

Matthew Mahan - Causes.com

Matthew Mahan, vice president of impact at Causes

(Matt must be thinking about how Causes has raised over $27 M for nonprofits around the world. Incredible!)


Noah Everett - Twitpic.com

Noah Everett, founder of TwitPic

(This has got to be the best of all our pictures. Nice work Noah!)



Claire Williams Diaz - Twitter.com

Claire Williams Diaz who works on social innovation at Twitter

(Claire is one smart do-gooder. She graduated from Stanford and Oxford … and started HopeRuns.org)


Brian Dresher - Mashable.com

Brian Dresher, director of business development at Mashable

(Brian just left the USA Today to take his new roll at Mashable)



Geoff Livingston - Zoeticamedia.com

Geoff Livingston, co-founder & chief marketing officer at Zoetica

(I think Geoff lives a double life as a model … based on that picture.)



Frank Barry - Blackbaud.com

Frank Barry, Internet Evangelist at Blackbaud

(Feel free to comment on my pic in the comments …)

If you’ll be at the conference please stop by on Wednesday, Oct. 20 @ 5pm.

How you can participate.

Once the panel discussion begins I’ll be taking questions from the audience as well as fielding questions via Twitter. If you’re unable to make it to DC hop on Twitter around 5 pm EST and start participating by using the #bbsocial hashtag while also watching the livestream. If you’re at the conference make sure to connect with the panelist and me (@franswaa) on Twitter before the event. Let us know that you’ll be there – we’d love to meet in person.

We’ll be livestreaming @ http://www.blackbaud.tv/live

If Your local to DC, but not attending the conference.

We know everyone can’t make the conference so for those who can’t come out (as well as all those who are attending the conf.) we’ve organized a local DC Tweetup. Head over to the Aloft Washington National Harbor – (map) at 8:30 pm EST on Thursday. We’ll have a great time and you’ll be able to ask all the questions that didn’t get answered during the session. More info on the #bbsocial Tweetup here.

If you’re headed to the #bbsocial Tweetup be sure to tell the rest of Twitter that you’ll be there …

I’m going to the #bbsocial Tweetup, are you? http://bit.ly/3Qqo4L #bbco

Last request …

I need your help. What do you want to know? What would you like to ask Geoff, Noah, Claire, Brian and Matthew? If you could have them help you with one thing what would it be?

Think about it for a bit and put your question(s) in the comments below. I’ll be using all the questions to formulate my approach to moderating the panel.

Thanks for your help!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frank Barry, director of digital marketing at Blackbaud and blogger at npENGAGE, helps nonprofits use the Internet for digital communication, social media, and fundraising so they can focus changing the world. He’s worked with a diverse group of organizations including LIVESTRONG, United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, ChildFund Int’l, InTouch Ministries, Heifer Int’l, University of Notre Dame and University of Richmond. Along with writing for industry publications like Mashable and Social Media Today, Frank facilitates discussions, presents solo sessions and organizes panels for industry conferences such as NTC, SXSW, BBCon and numerous others. When he’s out and about he enjoys talking to interesting people about how they are changing the world – check out his interviews. Say Hi on Twitter – @franswaa or Google+

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